Unbeaten Juve down Milan
Posted: 11 November 2018 Time: 10:13 pm
Juventus comfortably cruised to a 2-0 win over AC Milan in the Serie A on Sunday evening in Milan.
Milan’s resurgence were put to the test by the successive seven-time champions, who suffered heartbreak in the Uefa Champions League at home against Manchester United in midweek.
It was a high-tempo opening, as both sides took off with hammer and tong at each other, as the first shot came off the boot of Cristiano Ronaldo but it went over the top.
However, Juve took the lead after the returning Mario Mandzukic rose ahead of Ricardo Rodriguez to head past Gianluigi Donnarumma on eight minutes.
He was making his presence known again, closing in on a second but was kept out by good defending on this occasion.
Milan carved open a few half opportunities, but it was nothing worth troubling for the opposing defence as Mehdi Benatia shot over the top at the other end later on.
Five minutes to halftime, Milan were awarded a penalty on VAR consultation after Benatia was caught to have handled inside the box.
Higuain stepped forward and failed to capitalise as his shot was tipped onto the post by Wojciech Szczesny.
In the second half, Ronaldo found hold of the ball and saw his angled drive of a shot held well by Donnarumma.
Soon, Paolo Dybala’s free-kick around the defensive wall nearly found its way to goal but went inches away from the wide post.
A shot on the run from Ronaldo was unable to lead to a second for Juve as Donnarumma held on to it following a quick counterattack.
The Portuguese came to the party in the final quarter as Ronaldo thumped home a rebound off Donnarumma after he spurned a cross-cum shot shot from Joao Cancelo.
Milan received a red when Higuain was handed his second yellow for a rash challenge on Benatia eight minutes from the end.
The Bianconneri didn’t let up and instead continued searching for more goals, but in the end didn’t find any and settled for the victory instead to continue their dominance at the top.